During the month of June, 23 crew members from the Oosterdam went on a fun and exhilarating crew tour called the Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip. After meeting outside on the pier at noon, the crew were driven to the raft loading site where they received special water proof gear and life jackets before boarding the… read more of “Mendenhall Glacier…”
We asked our Facebook fans for their favorite sunrise photo, and we got some gorgeous shots. Enjoy! Panama Canal Cruise on Zuiderdam. April 2-12, 2011. Taken between 6:45-7:15am, April 10, 2011 — John M. Campbell Taken from the Rotterdam on June 1, 2011, our last night on board, between Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. — Joyce Halee
Special thanks to Pamela Baade, Holland America Line’s manager of corporate giving, for all the great iPad iBlog posts during her recent vacation to Alaska. Here is Pamela’s final post. Enjoy! As if cruising wasn’t enough, we hopped on another boat for the Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest in Sitka on July 7. We saw… read more of “iPad iBlog: The End…”
This day was all about the beauty that is Alaska, the very reason people take this cruise. The scenic voyage through Glacier Bay included beautiful landscape, lots of different birds and a narration by a National Park Ranger of the glaciers within the John Hopkins inlet. The weather began with a misty drizzle but we… read more of “iPad iBlog: Glacier…”
We had the most fantastic excursion today in Juneau. The Dog Sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter excursion is one for your bucket list and it includes a helicopter ride over Mendenhall Glacier and an hour long stop at a dog camp for some mushing. Our adventure began with a safety briefing, a life… read more of “iPad iBlog: Dog…”
In celebration of Independence Day we donned our red, white, blue and were welcomed by a very patriotic display in the Vista Dining Room. Next, we took part in a galley tour.
Dinner at Canaletto began with a lovely choice of antipasti including various grilled veggies, fresh mozzarella, sautéed calamari, cured meats, and much more. We highly recommend the Linguine ai Frutti di Mare, the lasagna and the chicken marsala. Gelato was the perfect ending to our meal.
I am vacationing on the Oosterdam this week and will be blogging on my iPad as we go. When you think of a girls trip, an Alaskan cruise may not come to mind but that’s exactly what we’ve planned. It turned out to be a beautiful day for our sail-away from Seattle. Can you tell… read more of “iPad iBlog:…”